Empowering older adults in achieving an active, independent life style
We offer a wide variety of programs that are available throughout the year.
The current program guide is available here and is updated several times per year with new dates and details.
We also offer inexpensive lunches on weekdays from September to June, excluding holidays and have live entertainment at the lunches on Fridays.
We Stand by:
Friendly & Social Environments
Learn something new in an open and friendly environment from leaders in our community
Programs that keep you active
From Tai Chi to other low impact exercise, maintaining an active life style has never been easier!
We always keep it affordable.Sponsored memberships and programs to assist those individuals who otherwise could not take part in the ParkSide Centre activities and services are available.
Featured Programs of this Month :
ParkSide Centre Without Walls
ParkSide Centre Without Walls (PCWW) is easy to join and enjoy for free. Now seniors in our area can be part of a community from the comfort of their own home. No computer or internet needed, just a phone call connects participants with educational, health and wellness, travelogues, local history and games sessions Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, just to start. New programs will be offered as we grow. Seniors are not alone when they join this interactive telephone-based virtual seniors’ centre. It’s fun, free and easy!
International Women's Day
International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality. Join us as we recognize one of the more dynamic women in our community.
Introducing Mary Michasiw, 2020 Woman of Distinction. Mary is a retired teacher who is committed to making the City of Greater Sudbury a better place for everyone. She has devoted countless volunteer hours through her work as Director of Volunteer Sudbury, member of the Seniors’ Advisory Panel, the planning committee for the Aging in Place Symposium, 2019 Seniors’ Summit planning Committee, Age Friendly Committee, and President of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 564 Lockerby. She is also the Chair of the Legion’s Seniors and Youth Education Committees.
As Youth Education Chair, Mary implements programs that foster remembrance, instill confidence and build the next generation of community leaders. She was also a key contributor with the Keeping Seniors Warm 24-hour Rock-a-Thon fundraiser, which initiated the Outdoor Exercise Park at Pioneer Manor. Mary was recognized as the 2018 Legionnaire of the Year, 2019 Civic Award Recipient & 2019 Sudbury Wolves Hometown Hero.
March 8, 2021
Creating Our Wildlife Garden
The Sudbury Horticultural Society, in partnership with the ParkSide Centre, is pleased to present this virtual workship for gardeners in Northeastern Ontario. Abigail Birt is a Provincial Geologist, as well as a gardener, beekeeper and bird-watcher. She is also a knitter, cross-country skier and long-distance hiker.
Abbie is passionate about wildlife gardening and creating spaces that can withstand good old-fashioned drought and neglect. She and her husband Grant avoid the use of harmful chemicals in their gardens. Abigail says she is also ‘monarch-obsessed’.
In her presentation, she will show a neglected urban plot come alive with pollinators of all shapes and sizes, birds, amphibians and mammals. Raised veggie beds, a roof-top garden, rock gardens, ponds and wetlands have replaced weedy grass and scrub.
March 28, 2021
Programs based on Member Suggestions
Members who learn something new